2019 Webinars

Jan 1, 2019 ‐ Dec 31, 2019



Sessions

Perils, Pitfalls and Privilege Logs: Best Practices for Privilege Review

Jun 13, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Jun 13, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3509

This program will discuss best practices for reviewing documents and electronically stored information for privilege. The topics covered will include:

• The basic elements of the attorney-client privilege, work-product doctrine, and joint defense/common interest privilege;
• Privilege pitfalls that often arise in document discovery and practices that in-house counsel can implement to limit their occurrence;
• The procedural and substantive requirements for privilege logs and how to deal with electronic mail chains and other problematic types of documents; and
• Best practices to establish with outside counsel to efficiently and effectively identify privilege and minimize the possibility of waiver. 

Who Should Attend

  • In-house counsel with responsibilities for corporate governance and compliance issues.
  • Anyone with responsibilities for litigation management.
  • Litigation counsel looking to learn new skills for managing privilege issues.

What You Will Learn

  • Internal practices that can be implemented by in-house counsel to limit the occurrence of privilege issues.
  • Procedural and substantive requirements for creating privilege logs that will withstand challenges.
  • How to efficiently and effectively conduct privilege reviews to reduce costs and avoid waiver.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $100.00
Members: $50.00

Friction or Fiction: The Changing World of Slip-and-Fall Analysis

Jun 12, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Jun 12, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3504

The past 10 years have brought significant advances in the field of reliable walkway slip analysis. At the same time, the inertia of decades of questionable analysis methods has not been overcome. Many “experts” still rely upon these questionable methods. This presentation, which features numerous case studies, takes an in-depth look at methodologies, research, standards, and practical applications of tribometer testing. A brief review of litigation considerations will be discussed as well.

Objectives:

  • The basics of pedestrian slip events
  • The imperfect requirements for walkway friction in codes and standards
  • Walkway friction tester (“tribometer”) methods, good and bad, in the context of litigation cases
  • Why tribometer testing methods need both reliability statistics and correlation to human slips
  • How to know when experts are using questionable methodologies

Speaker(s):
Standard: $100.00
Members: $50.00

Collecting and Preserving ESI to Effectively Defend Motor Carriers and Drivers After Implementation of the ELD Mandate

Jun 7, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Jun 7, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3508

During this “Lunch and Learn” webinar, attendees will hear from experienced lawyers and a senior claims specialist regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s implementation of the ELD Mandate, the best policies and practices for ensuring that clients collect and preserve relevant and discoverable electronically stored information (“ESI”) in light of the new advancements in technology, and what ESI plaintiffs will be looking to obtain during discovery and how this information can be used to inflate the value of their claims. Attendees will take away practical tips that can be immediately implemented by their motor carrier clients and will be more knowledgeable regarding a plaintiff’s use of ESI and available technology to his/her advantage.

Objectives:

  • An overview of the ELD Mandate and the new technology being utilized to track actions by motor carriers and drivers following implementation of the Mandate
  • Best policies and practices for ensuring that your clients collect and preserve relevant and discoverable ESI
  • Recent court decisions addressing preservation of ESI in trucking cases
  • What ESI plaintiffs will be looking to obtain during discovery and how plaintiffs can use the metadata and voluminous information obtained to inflate the value of their claims
  • How you can use ESI, ELD technology, and metadata to rigorously defend motor carriers and drivers.

Speaker(s):
Tags: Trucking Law
Standard: $100.00
Members: $50.00

Separating Association from Causation Using Epidemiology

May 21, 2019 1:00pm ‐ May 21, 2019 2:00pm

Identification: DRI3503

CLE is currently unavailable for this session.

Epidemiology is the study of the causes and patterns of diseases in populations. This science is essential to establishing general causation, that is, whether exposure to an agent is capable of causing a health effect. This webinar will provide an overview of epidemiology and explain how an exposure and a health outcome may be associated due to a causal effect or due to other, non-causal reasons. Examples will be given to illustrate how epidemiologists evaluate the weight of scientific evidence to determine whether general causation has been established.

Objectives:

  • Basic epidemiology concepts
  • Difference between association and causation
  • Non-causal reasons for association
  • Epidemiological framework for evaluating general causation

Speaker(s):
Free

The Reverse Reptile: Turning the Table on Plaintiff’s Counsel

Apr 24, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Apr 24, 2019 1:30pm

Identification: DRI3499

Since 2009, Don Keenan and David Ball, the Reptile founders, claim to have generated $7.7 Billion in settlements and verdicts. While that figure is staggering, it is very important to know that several well-prepared defendants have crushed the Reptile attack in several areas of litigation. These defendants and their attorneys have adopted their own “anti-Reptile” tactics that have been highly effective in discovery and trial. On the 10-year anniversary of the plaintiff’s Reptile Revolution, with no end in sight and their membership bursting at the seams, it is vital for the defense bar understand the past and plan for the next 10 years of Reptile maneuvers. Key individuals and entities have empirically studied the evolving Reptile methodology and have tracked and defeated newer Reptile tactics. Disseminating this information, as well as newest “anti-Reptile” tactics across the defense bar is essential to future success. The newest of these tactics is called the “Reverse Reptile,” in which defense counsel can turn the tables on the plaintiff, experts, or other parties in a case.

Objectives:

  • Breakdown of Recent Reptile Wins
  • New Reptile Discovery Tactics
  • Defense Use of Reptile Tactics
  • Updated Reptile Tactics

Speaker(s):
Standard: $180.00
Members: $150.00

Avoiding Preemption under Mensing and Defeating Forum Shopping in Drug and Medical Device Litigation

Apr 16, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Apr 16, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3482

Motions to dismiss are a common vehicle to challenge the propriety of new lawsuits in drug and medical device cases. In new cases involving generic drugs, a motion to dismiss based on preemption is the typical response, but plaintiffs have been looking for ways around the effects of Mensing. And in cases involving multiple plaintiffs, motions on venue and joinder grounds are typically filed, although the laws of the various jurisdictions present challenges to these efforts. With an ever shifting tide, it is important to stay current on these topics. Register now to learn from top attorneys about the latest developments and the successes of these defenses.

Objectives:

  • Post-Mensing Efforts by Plaintiffs to Avoid Preemption
  • Venue and Joinder Challenges in Multi-Plaintiff Drug and Medical Device Cases

Speaker(s):
Standard: $100.00
Members: $50.00

Hot Topics in Public Utility Litigation

Mar 28, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 28, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3495

This webinar will explore some of the most pressing litigation issues facing Public Utilities today. Attendees will hear from seasoned litigators regarding the trespassing/attractive nuisance and post-OSHA toxic tort cases that Public Utilities are currently facing. The discussion will include how these cases are evolving, key discovery and strategic considerations Public Utilities and their outside counsel must make, and best practices for managing these types of risk. Further, you will hear directly from in-house litigators at Public Utilities on how they view litigation risk and costs and how their outside counsel can become better partners with Public Utilities to control costs and manage risk.

Objectives:

  • The types of trespassing/attractive nuisance cases Utilities are facing; Legal issues relative to attractive nuisance cases; and Successful strategies and practical considerations for litigating and preventing future attractive nuisance claims.
  • What are the biggest cost drivers in Public Utility Litigation; Challenges faced in Keeping Costs Controlled in Public Utility Litigation; and Successful strategies and practical considerations for control of costs in Public Utility Litigation.
  • What is a “late” or post-OSHA exposure asbestos case?; How are post-OSHA asbestos exposure cases different from more common asbestos litigation facing Utilities?; and Successful Strategies and practical considerations for defending post-OSHA exposure cases.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $100.00
Members: $50.00

Fighting the Culture of Silence in the Face of Tragedy & Controversy

Mar 27, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 27, 2019 1:15pm

Identification: DRI3498

In a political environment where people draw barriers between work and life, our failure to speak on “external” issues will inevitably lead us to be silent, despite a talent force that expects diversity and corporate social responsibility. In the session, our speaker will address why we must speak up on issues that affect those in our organizations and conflict with our stated values and commitment to diversity, and how to do so effectively to advance diversity and inclusion.

Objectives:

  • The intersection between inclusion, belonging and giving visibility to so-called external events and tragedies;
  • Effective processes to create a culture of leaning in to difficult conversations on diversity & inclusion;
  • How approaching external issues and controversies impacts creating high performing teams and the overall Diversity and Inclusion strategy of an organization.

Speaker(s):
Tags: diversity
Standard: $100.00
Members: $50.00

CCPA Basics: Five Critical Questions Answered

Mar 20, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 20, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI8017

This program will address five key questions organizations should be considering if they are doing business in California; have employees in California; or merely collect information about California residents. Topics covered will include CCPA applicability; key terms and personal information practices governed by the CCPA; CCPA obligations and prohibitions; actions organizations should already be taking to prepare to meet their obligations; and penalties and risks for CCPA non-compliance.

Objectives:

  • Who has to Comply with the CCPA?
  • What Types of Personal Information and Personal Information Practices are Covered by the CCPA?
  • What Actions Must Organizations Take and Refrain from Taking under the CCPA?
  • What Should My Organization be Doing Now to Prepare to Meet Its Obligations under the CCPA?
  • What are the Penalties for Non-Compliance with the CCPA?

Speaker(s):
Free

2019 Product Liability Caselaw Update

Mar 14, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 14, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3497

For the first time ever, the Product Liability Caselaw update is being provided as an included webinar to all registered attendees of the 2019 DRI Product Liability Conference, as well as being available for non-registrants. Learn about the latest developments in Product Liability law across the Circuits and how those could impact your practice.

Objectives:

  • Product Liability attorneys
  • In-house counsel and national coordinating counsel
  • Those interested in understanding national trends impacting product liability litigation

Speaker(s):
Standard: $100.00
Members: $50.00
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